Some people with cancer may consider using complementary therapy in addition to standard cancer treatment when it has been discussed with and approved by the team.
We are now offering a guided relaxation service by telephone.
What is relaxation / guided meditation?
These are techniques used to aid relaxation, relieve stress and tension, aid sleep and reduce feelings of anxiety. Due to the current covid-19 precautions this service will take place over the telephone. Sessions normally last between 20-30 minutes, however, this can be tailored to suit you.
Why would I benefit from this?
You may particularly benefit if you:
- are newly diagnosed and/or awaiting treatment
- need support to help you complete treatment
- need support once your treatment has been completed
What preparation do I need to make?
Try to find a quiet space where you are unlikely to be disturbed. You may also wish to have soothing music in the background however this is not necessary.
How do I get referred to this service?
There is a written referral form that a member of staff in Laurel House will go through with you. The complementary therapist will then contact you via telephone to arrange a suitable date and time.
If you are not due to attend Laurel House but would like to avail of this service please ring Laurel House where a nurse who will make arrangements for you over the telephone.
Please contact 028 9442 4201 to speak to a nurse in Laurel House.